Trauma Informed Care Organizational Self-Assessment
The Organizational Self-Assessment for Trauma-Informed Care is intended to be a tool that will help you assess your organization’s readiness to implement a trauma-sensitive approach. Honest and candid staff responses can benefit your organization by helping to identify opportunities for program and environmental change, assist in professional development planning, and can be used to inform organizational policy change.
How to Complete the Self-Assessment
The Self-Assessment is organized into five main “domains” or areas of programming to be examined:
- Leadership and Mission
- Management and Supervision
- Employee empowerment and work environment
- Training and professional development
- Staff health and wellness
Staff completing the Self-Assessment are asked to read through each item and use the scale ranging from ‘never’ to ‘always’ to evaluate the extent to which they agree that their organization incorporates each practice into daily experience. Staff members are asked to answer based on their experience over the past twelve months.
Although there is a space for your name, this is intended to be completely anonymous and you are invited to share your name only if you choose.
When you submit your completed assessment, it is delivered back to The Alvarado Group from our anonymous email, not your identifying email address. We have no way of discovering from whom the assessment is coming.
Responses to the Self-Assessment items should remain anonymous and staff should be encouraged to answer with their initial impression of the question as honestly and accurately as possible. Remember, staff members are not evaluating their individual performance, but rather, the practice of the organization as a whole.
Please complete this assessment within the next 5 days, it takes about 15-20 minutes.
There is a submit button at the very bottom of this assessment that will send your completed version to The Alvarado Group.
We will share the aggregate data from all received responses with all staff.
Organizational Self-Assessment for Trauma-Informed Care
Please complete the assessment, reading each item and rating from strongly disagree to strongly agree based on your experience in the organization over the last year. Use your initial impression: Remember you are evaluating the agency not your individual performance.